Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Assassination, tentacled enemies, a being of unlimited power, and a 17 year-old ready to save the world all come together in Terry Tibke's Upgrader: Re-Engineered. As the cover indicates, Terry has effectively captured the action sequences and style of a graphic novel (comic book, for the uninitiated) within a text form. The fast pace of the story starts in the first chapter and doesn't let up until you've finished the last page. The storyline was well executed and the main character, 17 year-old Dylan Kane, was easy to connect with and root for. Despite the age of the main character, I would recommend this to middle-grade readers. Most of the books from Actionopolis are designed to capture younger audiences with an easy reading level and a low page count. Perfect for the reluctant reader, yeah? :D
Upgrader: Re-Engineered was a quick, fun read giving a taste for a very interesting world that I hope we'll see more of in the future.
To learn more about the author (who is a really nice guy!), check out his site here.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
What book made you realize you were doomed to be a writer?
There wasn't just one book that made me want to be a writer. I have always loved to read, but I decided long ago that writing wasn't for me. I was a musician. Ha! Mercedes Yardley convinced me to do NaNoWriMo with her back in 2008. Actually writing my first book is what hooked me. Angie, Dani, Elana and Suzette cheered me on to the finish so they also deserve credit for the obsession, too. ;)
What author set off that spark of inspiration for your current Work in Progress?
No book sparked the one I'm currently writing. They're usually sparked by dreams I've had. I would have to say that Lloyd Alexander's Book of Three Series is what sparked my love of fantasy though. That, and a lot of Dungeons and Dragons gaming with my brothers. ;)
Is there a book or author that changed your world view?
My world view has been grounded from the great teachings of my parents. There have been books that have touched me deeply, but that is because that built upon the beliefs my parents had instilled in me. There is one set of books that hold more truth than any other and those books are my scriptures: the Bible and the Book of Mormon.
To check out the other participants in the Sparkfest, check out The Writer Coaster. Thank you, Christine, for hosting such a fun blogfest!
Now that you know me better, here's a question for you. What sparked your love of writing?
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
What book made you realize you were doomed to be a writer? What author set off that spark of inspiration for your current Work in Progress? Or, Is there a book or author that changed your world view? Check out The Writer Coaster for more details on this very fun blogfest.